James Holmes (actor)

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'James Holmes (born 1965)' is a West Midlands-born comedy actor[1] of stage and television. He is best known for playing the character of Clive in the 2009 BBC sitcom Miranda.[2][3]


Holmes trained at The Poor School in London.[4] After leaving school, he did a Youth Training Scheme working in the props department of the Belgrade.


James Holmes has appeared in over 40 television and theatre productions since 1984. He has featured in various off-West End and regional shows, including a run as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest for the New Players Theatre and various parts in Catherine Tate's theatre comedy show.[5] His other roles include a helpful Citizen's Advice volunteer in two episodes of the TV series Psychoville, and a performance as food critic Floyd Ackerman in Dani's House.

Holmes also played as Roy Silver alongside Penelope Keith in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the Agatha Raisin series Marion Chesney.[6]


  1. ^ "James Holmes: Spotlight Actors 2015-2016". Spotlight. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Miranda, Series 1". BBC One. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Miranda and Emmerdale Actors Light Up Town's Panto". Derbyshire Times. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "James Holmes". Casting Call Pro UK. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "James Holmes". Debi Allen Associates. Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "MC Beaton - Agatha Raisin". BBC iPlayer Radio. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 

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